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The Special Relationship (2010)

The Special Relationship is a TV movie starring Michael Sheen, Demetri Goritsas, and Adam Godley. A dramatization that traces former UK prime minister Tony Blair's relationships with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

IMDB: 6.81 Likes

  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.11G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 93
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 3 / 2

The Synopsis for The Special Relationship (2010) 720p

In 1992, Labour leader goes to America and is impressed by the policies of President , which he uses to reshape his party. Two years later, he is invited back for an audience with Clinton, who, rightly, predicts that he will be Britain's next Prime Minister. Thus begins the 'special relationship' between the two, though Clinton is clearly the senior partner with Blair seeking his advice on Northern Ireland. The situation in Kosovo however reverses the roles as Blair forces American intervention by a reluctant president and is seen in the American media as the hero of the hour. As Clinton accuses his ally of stabbing him in the back the special relationship starts to sour and, with Clinton ultimately out of the White House, Blair takes his first photo call with the next incumbent, .


The Director and Players for The Special Relationship (2010) 720p

[Director]Richard Loncraine
[Role:]Michael Sheen
[Role:]Marc Rioufol
[Role:]Adam Godley
[Role:]Demetri Goritsas


The Reviews for The Special Relationship (2010) 720p


DisappointingReviewed byeastbergholt2002Vote: 5/10

The Special Relationship is a disappointing and shallow film about Tony Blair's relationship with two U.S. presidents. Blair is a conundrum and probably only his wife really knows what makes him tick. Peter Morgan has almost become Blair's official biographer in film, however his take on Blair seems superficial and simple-minded. Morgan's Blair is likable, charismatic, loyal and sincere. He's also a devoted family man and a Christian. In this film he is constantly trying to do the right thing and comes off like a cross between a soap-opera character and a secular saint. Most people in Britain wouldn't buy into this interpretation.

The men and women who become the leaders of countries are usually incredibly ambitious, manipulative and complicated. They often like Clinton and Kennedy have potentially self destructive appetites. Blair we are meant to believe is just like a suburban dad. I have always been somewhat cynical about Blair's motives. When I first came across him during an election campaign in 1983 he was a socialist who recommended nationalization and nuclear disarmament. He gradually moved to the right and around 2003 became a fully fledged neocon.

This film suggests that Blair was basically a good guy trying to help the oppressed peoples of the world. For most people in Britain he is someone who put the interests of the United States above those of his own country. Not surprisingly he is still popular in the US but at home he hasn't been forgiven for supporting the Iraq War and for claiming that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. Blair left office with approval ratings in the mid-twenties and British newspaper columnists love to write negative articles about him. The big mystery is what motivated his course of action, until his liaison with Bush he was popular. Since his resignation in 2007 Blair has done well financially out of his unwavering support for US foreign policy. In Polanski's the Ghost Writer it is even suggested that Blair was working for the CIA. It's a mystery this film doesn't help solve. MI5 has gone on record to say that Saddam wasn't a threat to Britain in 2003.

The Special Relationship is a throw-back to the biopics of the 1940s when "great men" were viewed sympathetically. I am looking forward to someday watching a film about the real Tony Blair. He is a more interesting character than the portrait painted in this simple-minded rationalization.

A Fascinating Political FriendshipReviewed byartisticaristaVote: 7/10

I am far too young to know the Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton scandal in detail, however, like most, I am aware of the basics surrounding it. What I found thoroughly enjoyable was the chance to watch the"supporting cast" during the scandal.

Hilary Clinton, as portrayed by Hope Davis, was a pleasure to watch - especially so since she's currently running for President! I truly felt her emotions throughout the film. From steadfast support to shock, to shame and embarrassment - Hope Davis perfectly displayed them all.

The chance to watch the relationship between Tony Blair and Bill Clinton was also immensely captivating. Again, Michael Sheen did an outstanding job of showing the audience Tony Blair's emotions throughout the film.

It wasn't the absolute best adaptation from that time period that I have ever seen, but I believe it is well worth a watch. I greatly appreciated the outstanding performances of the cast as I watched the Clinton/Blair relationship form and evolve during the Lewinsky trial.

An insightful drama.Reviewed byTroy_CampbellVote: 8/10

British actor Michael Sheen portrays real-life figures with an eerie degree of precision. In 2008 he took on the tricky part of down-and-out journo David Frost in Frost/Nixon and absolutely nailed it. Then last year he delivered a remarkable performance as hubristic English soccer coach Brian Clough in the lesser seen drama The Damned United. Now in his the third time depicting the former U.K. PM (first in telemovie The Deal, then in the Helen Mirren-starring The Queen) he mimics Blair's mannerisms, vocal tones and overall personality so perfectly that Blair himself couldn't play the role as well.

As the title would suggest though, this drama follows a relationship, which requires a second party. Step in Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton. He doesn't convince on the same level as Sheen – Clinton's highly distinguishable accent evades Quaid to begin with – but it's not long before the seasoned actor gets in a groove and solidly embodies the beguiling American. Helen McCrory and Hope Davis don't have any difficulty managing their supporting characters, the former as Cherie Blair and the latter as Hillary Clinton. Davis especially is pitch perfect as the intriguing and somewhat imperious U.S. first lady.

Although, predictably, the movie lives and dies by its performances, the screenplay is clever enough to display these people in events that will allow us to connect with them. In the opening act we see how these two world leaders – Clinton the suavely aggressive big brother, Blair the amenable and awestruck little brother – became friends, then we move on to how they dealt with this 'special relationship' during good times and bad. It's a tremendous friendship to witness, how they and their wives react to certain situations, the Lewinsky humiliation of particular note, indicates what we have probably suspected all along: they are, despite their global status and positions of power, human after all.

An insightful drama that invites you into the lives of some very fascinating people.

4 out of 5 (1 - Rubbish, 2 - Ordinary, 3 - Good, 4 - Excellent, 5 - Classic)

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